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PAC and El Generico competing on the GATE OF DESTINY pay-per-view.

The following is a list of gaijin, or foreign-born, wrestlers who have appeared in Dragon Gate in Japan. They are listed in chronological order. Talent who will not be included are those that appeared only in the ROH Live in Osaka event (since it was more of a Ring of Honor show than a Dragon Gate show), Friday LA Extreme Night (as it was an American show), and any of the independent shows run by individual wrestlers or units.

Pentagon Black

First Appearance: November 26, 2005

Vangelis

First Appearance: November 26, 2005

Height: 173 centimeters (5 ft. 9 in.)
Weight: 82 kilograms (181 lbs.)

Vangelis was brought into Dragon Gate along with Pentagon Black, who was desguised as King Shisa, as representatives from Mexico. He was primarily a comedy wrestler whose gimmick was that of a dancing Nazi stripper. As such, the majority of matches were generally him teaming with King Shisa as Team Mexico or against other comedy wrestlers like Stalker Ichikawa and The Florida Brothers. He did play a small part in the development of Akira Tozawa, teaming with him briefly before returning to Mexico. Tozawa being confronted for teaming with and dressing as someone like Vangelis would set the pace for his eventually forming the popular Tozawa-juku unit, which in turn made any possibility of Vangelis returning unnecessary.

Jack Evans

First Appearance: December 23, 2005

See also: Jack Evans

Roderick Strong

First Appearance: December 23, 2005

Turboman

First Appearance: April 8, 2006

Mr. Primetime

First Appearance: April 11, 2006

Height: 180 centimeters (5 ft. 11 in.)
Weight: 97 kilograms (214 lbs.)

Mr. Primetime, later known as MPT, was brought into Dragon Gate along with Jardi Frantz as representatives of All Pro Wrestling. Whereas Jardi was injured for the remainder of the tour after his second match, MPT managed to stick around for a good long while until his last match on May 14, 2006. Very early in his tour, he engaged in a short rivalry with Genki Horiguchi over the fact that Genki was balding and MPT was already bald. They were to have a match at the April 23 Ota-ku pay-per-view, but Naoki Tanizaki attacked MPT during the latter's entrance and set up an impromptu match between Genki and Naoki with MPT helping Genki win.

MPT's run in Dragon Gate has been considered a disappointment. While Dragon Gate officials liked him, fans were not and hardly responded to him positively. This ultimately led to his presence being devalued near the end of his tour whereas before he was featured in top matches. His failure, coupled with Jardi's bust even before he got injured, were likely instrumental in ending whatever potential relationship Dragon Gate might have had with APW.

Jardi Frantz

First Appearance: April 11, 2006

Height: 173 centimeters (5 ft. 9 in.)
Weight: 81 kilograms (179 lbs.)

Jardi Frantz was brought into Dragon Gate along with Mr. Primetime as representatives of All Pro Wrestling. In his first match, he teamed with Mr. Primetime and Jack Evans, winning against Final M2K of Masaaki Mochizuki, Susumu Yokosuka, and Keni'chiro Arai. The next night at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Frantz teamed with King Shisa in a loss to Mr. Primetime and Turboman with Primetime pinning Frantz using the Frog Splash. It was during this match that Frantz sustained an injury that would keep him from competing through the remainder of his tour. His appearance has been considered a bust due in large part to the fans not taking to him at all, even going so far as to insult him prior to his injury.

Matt Sydal

First Appearance: May 26, 2006

See also: Evan Bourne

AZ

First Appearance: May 27, 2006

Dos Caras

First Appearance: July 2, 2006 (for Dragon Gate)

See also: Dos Caras

Austin Aries

First Appearance: July 9, 2006

See also: Austin Aries

B-Boy

First Appearance: July 9, 2006

Chris Bosh

First Appearance: July 9, 2006

Jimmy Rave

First Appearance: July 9, 2006

Kevin Steen

First Appearance: October 7, 2006

Cyber Gang

First Appearance: January 25, 2007

TNT

First Appearance: June 14, 2007

Black Thunder

First Appearance: July 8, 2007

Jorge "Skayde" Rivera

First Appearance: July 8, 2007 (for Dragon Gate)

See also: Jorge "Skayde" Rivera

Delirious

First Appearance: July 15, 2007

El Generico

First Appearance: July 15, 2007

See also: Sami Zayn

PAC

First Appearance: July 15, 2007

See also: Adrian Neville

Hornet

First Appearance: October 17, 2007

Arik Cannon

First Appearance: October 28, 2007

See also: Arik Cannon

Human Tornado

First Appearance: January 16, 2008

Joel and Jose Maximo

First Appearance: January 16, 2008

King Ali Baba

First Appearance: March 7, 2008 (for Dragon Gate)

Matt and Nick Jackson

First Appearance: May 14, 2008

Jay Law

First Appearance: February 20, 2009

ZAN BAN

First Appearance: February 20, 2009

Abdullah The Butcher

First Appearance: July 19, 2009

Davey Richards

First Appearance: December 2, 2009

See also: Davey Richards

Mark Haskins

First Appearance: February 6, 2010

Juventud Guerrera

First Appearance: March 3, 2010

Wade Fitzgerald

First Appearance: October 20, 2010

Ricochet

First Appearance: December 10, 2010

See also: Ricochet

Brodie Lee

First Appearance: December 21, 2010

See also: Luke Harper

Chuck Taylor

First Appearance: March 1, 2011

See also: Chuck Taylor

Johnny Gargano

First Appearance: March 1, 2011

See also: Johnny Gargano

Rich Swann

First Appearance: March 1, 2011

See also: Rich Swann

AR Fox

First Appearance: July 23, 2011

See also: AR Fox

Uhaa Nation

First Appearance: November 30, 2011

See also: Uhaa Nation

Scott Reed

First Appearance: November 8, 2012

See also: Scott Reed

Mike Sydal

First Appearance: August 26, 2013

See also: Mike Sydal

Anthony Nese

First Appearance: October 26, 2013

See also: Anthony Nese

Flamita

First Appearance: October 26, 2013

Rocky Lobo

First Appearance: October 26, 2013

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